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23rd Jan '17 3:21:17 PM sasagane_alan
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': Taiga Hanaya/Kamen Rider Snipe, who fights against the Bugsters not because he cares about the patients or their lives. He just wants to collect all the Gashats so can he destroy all the Bugsters and get his revenge on Graphite. He also doesn't care about who gets hurt because of his actions.
23rd Jan '17 9:53:53 AM IndustriousArc
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* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark'': Hans, of all people, rescues Sakura and Mozu from Nohrian bandits for the purely selfish motivation of retiring safely in Hoshido, who he believes will inevitably win the war.
16th Jan '17 11:28:38 PM zippedidoodah
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** Matt, despite being third in line to succeed L, doesn't seem terribly interested in the Kira case, and to have only gotten involved in it [[OnlyFriend for Mello's sake]].
** There are actually hints that L himself fits into the Boredom category and doesn't so much care for justice as he does for the challenge, and thus distraction, a case will provide him. The fact that he only takes on cases with at least a certain amount of people murdered, or those that personally interest him, supports that, as well as the fact that the authors have said many times that L and Light are [[NotSoDifferent two sides of the same coin]]. Light was bored out of his mind, found the Death Note, and with it something to sufficiently distract himself from the ennui of his daily life. L, who, as the world's top three detectives, has been shown several times to [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem not care about playing by the rules]] if it furthers his cases, thereby keeping him occupied the same way Light does; only he's still only the good side of the law because of his detective status--even if sometimes that's only because there's simply ''no one above him'' to reign him in.
16th Jan '17 4:33:15 AM bwburke94
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* Many of the heroes in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' are morally dubious or in it for the sake of their own careers. The clearest example is Shadow Stalker - a thrill-seeking psychopath with a [[StrawNihilist poorly articulated philosophy]] that serves only the purpose of [[BewareTheSuperman placing her at the top of the food chain]] and regularly brutalizes or kills criminals when she thinks she can get away with it.



* [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] (The character, not Creator/NoahAntwiler) is a sleazy pervert and a confirmed rapist as both WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick found out the hard way. The Chick herself is a sociopath with no qualms when it comes to tormenting and manipulating her best friend.

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* [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] (The (the character, not Creator/NoahAntwiler) is a sleazy pervert and a confirmed rapist as both WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick found out the hard way. The Chick herself is a sociopath with no qualms when it comes to tormenting and manipulating her best friend.



* Many of the heroes in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' are morally dubious or in it for the sake of their own careers. Shadow Stalker - a thrill-seeking psychopath with a [[StrawNihilist poorly articulated philosophy]] that serves only the purpose of [[BewareTheSuperman placing her at the top of the food chain]] and regularly brutalizes or kills criminals when she thinks she can get away with it - is the clearest example of this trope.
1st Jan '17 9:41:55 AM Yandie666
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* On ''Series/XCompany'' Mirri asks to join the resistance spies in order to get the chance to kill her enemies.
31st Dec '16 9:05:42 AM MiddleEighth
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*The people who identify as Animals in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'' could be see as these, since they were brought over by the Pyar gods as heroes to help overthrow the Black Tower and its minions. Theoretically they're doing this, though all the reader ever hears about them is what miserable torturing cruel bastards they are. Several minor characters even express bewilderment that the gods would bring over such people as potential saviors.
11th Dec '16 9:49:59 PM SirPellucidar
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* The Beyonder in Secret Wars II tried being a superhero for a while, just for the heck of it. He quickly got bored and decided instead that he wanted to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything]].
8th Dec '16 7:21:59 AM N8han11
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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Kokonoe has a few soft spots here and there, but REALLY has no problems in nuking a whole city just so she can claim the frag of Terumi's head... never mind thousands and thousands of innocents who will die along the way. And sometimes, her 'soft spot' was overridden with her massive jackassery it's easy to think that she didn't even give any fuck.
** Kokonoe is actually an aversion, however. She does legitimately care about the assistants she ended up driving away, to the point of [[spoiler:placing herself under constant mental strain that will erase her from existence if she slips up for so much as a second just so one of them won't suffer that fate]]. She's also willing to try every single idea in the book (including [[spoiler:self-experimentation]]) before using her nukes as more than a threat to kill Terumi. The only time she seriously considers using them is when the protagonists reject her idea that has a 100% chance of working (but requires a single sacrifice) in favour of thinking of something else, when ''there is no time left''.

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Kokonoe has a few soft spots here and there, but REALLY has no problems in nuking a whole city just so she can claim the frag of Terumi's head... never mind thousands and thousands of innocents who will die along the way. And sometimes, her 'soft spot' was overridden with her massive jackassery it's easy to think that she didn't even give any fuck.
** Kokonoe is actually an aversion, however. She does legitimately care about the assistants she ended up driving away, to the point of [[spoiler:placing herself under constant mental strain that will erase her from existence if she slips up for so much as a second just so one of them won't suffer that fate]]. She's also willing to try every single idea in the book (including [[spoiler:self-experimentation]]) before using her nukes as more than a threat to kill Terumi. The only time she seriously considers using them is when the protagonists reject her idea that has a 100% chance of working (but requires a single sacrifice) in favour of thinking of something else, when ''there is no time left''.
27th Nov '16 6:44:01 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has [[spoiler:Severus Snape.]] He works as a ReverseMole for the good guys to avenge [[spoiler:Lily Evans Potter's]] death - but that's pretty much all he cares about. He treats virtually everyone, except Dumbledore, like crap.

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* [[spoiler:Severus Snape]] in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has [[spoiler:Severus Snape.]] He books is needlessly cruel to nearly everyone and only works as a ReverseMole for the good guys to avenge [[spoiler:Lily Evans Potter's]] death - but that's pretty much all he cares about. He treats virtually everyone, except Dumbledore, like crap.as part of a complicated {{revenge}} scheme.
1st Nov '16 7:30:23 PM WillKeaton
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** {{Hadriex}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetp4WsUD6Q&t=1m40s mocks this pretty hard.]]

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** {{Hadriex}} WebVideo/{{Hadriex}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetp4WsUD6Q&t=1m40s mocks this pretty hard.]]
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